Ko Tā Āpirana Ngata tētahi o ngā tangata tino rongonui o te motu. Ka mahi tahi ia me ngā rangatira o te motu me ō rātou iwi. Koia te mema Māori mō te Tai Rāwhiti, ā, ka rapu ia i te pūtea kawanatanga hei tautoko i te whakatipu whenua Māori. Ko tōna tino hiahia ko te whakakaha ake i ngā hapori Māori me te whakatairanga ake i ngā tikanga Māori.
Ngāti Porou leader and politician Āpirana Ngata is one of New Zealand's best-known figures. Working through traditional tribal structures and as MP for Eastern Māori, he pressed for state-funded Māori land development. His wider aim was to strengthen Māori communities and revive Māori culture.
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Read about Āpirana Ngata's influence on ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture on Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Read about the Ngāti Porou iwi on Te Ara.
Updated on 23rd July 2015